Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sailing to Gaza

On August 5, 2008 a group of Internationals will attempt to set sail to Gaza with much needed humanitarian supplies and break the illegitimate siege. The group of 60 consists of Holocaust and Nakba survivors.
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"Legally, the group says there should be no problem passing each of these lines since Israel disengaged from the Gaza strip in 2005 and should no longer its control airspace and territorial waters.

The initiative hopes to draw attention to the continued de facto occupation of Gaza.

The trip organizers think one of four things will happen to the ship: it may be stopped as it crosses or approaches the barrier marking the international waters boundary, in which case the crew is prepared to stay on board for at least two weeks in protest of the illegal halt of passage. The second possibility envisioned by the organizers is that the ship will be allowed to pass into the area, and will be stopped in the territorial waters. In this eventuality the crew expects to be arrested, and the ship dragged to shore.

A third possibility is that the ship will be sunk by the navy.

The final option is that the ship actually makes it through to the Gaza port near Gaza City in the north of the Strip.

According to Holocaust survivor and crew member Hedy Epstein, in the event that they can get through to Gaza they will "open the port, fish with the fishermen, help in the clinics, and work in the schools."

What Epstein hopes to do on this journey is to "remind the world that we will not stand by and watch 1.5 million people suffer death by starvation and disease."


Anonymous said...

You won't get to Gaza. Blame the Arab terrorists.

On the other hand, they will be leaving Gaza:



Stella said...

Thank you for featuring us on your blog. We are ready to sail to Gaza though international waters. We will break no laws, we are unarmed, committed to non-violence.

Israel says Gaza is free, so there is no reason for them to interfere with our voyage of peace.

Except that peace is what Israel is afraid of. So that's why they are afraid of us.

Anonymous said...

Gaza will only be free when the Arab terrorists are gone and the jews can return home.

Until then, the terrorists and their supporters can eat their own kassams- and die.

Mary Hughes Thompson said...

Cowards and bigots usually post as anonymous -- afraid to use their names.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're such a brave "freedom fighter". All you give is your name- or a pseudonym.

You piece of shit terrorist-supporter.

Stella said...

I gave my name. You post as anonymous; therefore your comments are meaningless.

We are sailing to Gaza, unarmed, in a non-political action to take humanitarian aid to civilians, especially children, who are suffering as a result of Israel's occupation and brutlization of the Palestinian people.

We support no terrorists, whether Palestinian or Israeli.

Why are you so afraid of us? Oh, I see, you are claiming that all of the land of Palestine belongs to you and your "anonymous" friends.

By this you reveal your racist agenda. You deserve pity because your soul is condemned to eternal damnation.

Anonymous said...

You gave A name. Is it yours? What other info do you give? I can also make up things, but I don't.

You won't be going to Gaza, Israel. You'll be going to the bottom of the sea, where you racist terrorists belong.

Mary Hughes Thompson said...

I guess we had the last laugh huh anonymous? You see we did get to Gaza Palestine. And the world knows about Gaza now. And the world cares about Gaza now. And the world knows that the terrorist has always been Israel. Got bless Gaza and long live Palestine resistance